UPDATE May 29, 2007: As far as I can tell, KidsAprons.com is no longer in business. Their website is gone and when I tried to call their toll free number I got a message that the number had been disconnected. Bummer!
Our little chefs like to join in the fun when we’re cooking, so as I’ve mentioned before, we keep a bin of wooden spoons, little bowls, plastic measuring cups and spoons, old oven mitts, and other assorted pieces of gear for the kids to use. Our two older boys started taking Daddy’s apron and wearing it around the house, which was so cute because being only 4 and 2 years old, they’re not tall enough for the apron to clear the ground. We helped them cinch it up around the waist and shortened the neck string, and they had a grand time.
That gave us the idea to get chef hats and aprons for the boys for Christmas. So off I went digging around the net trying to find good quality aprons that wouldn’t break the bank. After much searching, I settled on KidsAprons.com for several reasons:
- The price is right. Toddler aprons start at only $3.75 and junior aprons start at only $4.78.
- They carry several different sizes. Toddler aprons fit children ages 1-3, junior aprons fit children ages 4-8, and medium aprons fit children ages 9-12. They even carry teen/adult sizes.
- The hats come in 9-inch and 11-inch sizes with a long strip of velcro on the band for a custom fit.
- They have lots of different colors available in both the aprons and the 9-inch hats.
- For about $5.00, you can have your child’s name embroidered on both the aprons and the hats, which we did so that each of the boys could easily identify his own hat and apron. We also got one for me (pictured).
We were pleased with both the products and the customer service. I placed the order online at the end of November and received a call a few days later with a message that the color we had chosen for the hats was temporarily out of stock and they couldn’t guarantee delivery in time for Christmas. We were obviously disappointed and the customer service rep suggested that we may want to change colors if these were to be Christmas gifts. We thought about it briefly, but decided to stick with our color choice even though the order might be late. The company pulled off an LL Bean and got the order to us on the 19th, so they got a big kudos for that.
The boys like their hats and aprons and wear them when we are cooking, and they also wear them when they play “restaurant.” Very cute!
[An original post from Andrea Meyers: making life delicious. All images and text copyrighted, All Rights Reserved.]
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